Morreale Family of Companies announces passing of Founder and Chairman, John F. Morreale

(Glen Ellyn, Ill., March 2, 2021) – The Glen Ellyn-based Morreale Family of Companies announced today that its Founder and Chairman, John F. Morreale, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Friday, February 26 after a battle with cancer. He was 82.

Read our full release here, and please take a moment to view our photo gallery of John F. Morreale and sign the guestbook below.

 

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Trish Wolf wrote on March 3, 2021:
I met John about 7 years ago when I started working with MRES. Immediately I was impressed by John because he always had a story to brighten your day!. He was truly an amazing entrepreneur and will be greatly missed! I still smile when I think of him, a gentle giant indeed.
I met John about 7 years ago when I started working with MRES. Immediately I was impressed by John because he always had a story to brighten your day!. He was truly an amazing entrepreneur and will be greatly missed! I still smile when I think of him, a gentle giant indeed.
Evan Miller from Chicago wrote on March 3, 2021:
I first got to know John as a 16 year old, riding my bike to the Morreale office after school as a file clerk (my first job). He made a tremendous impact on me as a young professional, but it was many years before I realized how much of a true legend he was in the relocation industry. I feel so grateful to have known John, especially now understanding the profound impact he had on so many others. What I’ll remember about John is his signature wit and the way he could tell jokes and stories like no other.
I first got to know John as a 16 year old, riding my bike to the Morreale office after school as a file clerk (my first job). He made a tremendous impact on me as a young professional, but it was many years before I realized how much of a true legend he was in the relocation industry. I feel so grateful to have known John, especially now understanding the profound impact he had on so many others. What I’ll remember about John is his signature wit and the way he could tell jokes and stories like no other.
Sheryl Nash from Glen Ellyn wrote on March 3, 2021:
John always had a kind word to say when he saw you and you never parted ways without him giving you some great advice. He was truly one of kind and will be missed by many. My thoughts and prayers are with the Morreale family.
John always had a kind word to say when he saw you and you never parted ways without him giving you some great advice. He was truly one of kind and will be missed by many. My thoughts and prayers are with the Morreale family.
Jack Craven from Orland Park wrote on March 3, 2021:
I was introduced in the mid 90's to John F. by one of his closest friends, Art Stoddard. I got to know John and JC over the years. A consummate professional who truly is an industry icon within the relocation management industry. He will be missed by all. Thoughts and prayer to the entire Morreale family.
I was introduced in the mid 90's to John F. by one of his closest friends, Art Stoddard. I got to know John and JC over the years. A consummate professional who truly is an industry icon within the relocation management industry. He will be missed by all. Thoughts and prayer to the entire Morreale family.
Karen Else from Naples wrote on March 3, 2021:
So sorry for your loss. John put up a good fight for a few years and it is time for him to rest. It is hard for those left behind. Rich and I are have warm spots in our hearts for all of you
So sorry for your loss. John put up a good fight for a few years and it is time for him to rest. It is hard for those left behind. Rich and I are have warm spots in our hearts for all of you
Robert J Nish from Morristown wrote on March 3, 2021:
So sorry for your loss , John and Joan. Your Dad / Partner was always a gentleman and fun and most interesting to spend time with . I am sure he will be missed by everyone in the industry.
So sorry for your loss , John and Joan. Your Dad / Partner was always a gentleman and fun and most interesting to spend time with . I am sure he will be missed by everyone in the industry.
Megan Schumaker Murphy from Salem, MA wrote on March 3, 2021:
I worked at MRES and the law firm when I was in college (about 20 years ago). I didn't know John F. well, but he always made me feel welcome and valued. One of my favorite memories of him was when overheard a male employee say something ridiculous to me about girls not understanding sports cars. John F. immediately sent me out on an errand and asked me to take his car (a brand new jaguar convertible) while looking pointedly at the young man.
I worked at MRES and the law firm when I was in college (about 20 years ago). I didn't know John F. well, but he always made me feel welcome and valued. One of my favorite memories of him was when overheard a male employee say something ridiculous to me about girls not understanding sports cars. John F. immediately sent me out on an errand and asked me to take his car (a brand new jaguar convertible) while looking pointedly at the young man.
Aaron Raffel from WHEATON wrote on March 3, 2021:
Will always remember John's great stories and laugh. My thoughts go out to the entire Morreale family. Rest easy my friend.
Will always remember John's great stories and laugh. My thoughts go out to the entire Morreale family. Rest easy my friend.